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Looking Beyond Off-Grid Energy to a Holistic Approach to Off-Grid Societies

By Ciku Kimeria Reflections on The World Economic Forum on Africa Under the theme “Achieving Inclusive Growth Through Responsive and Responsible Leadership”, a thousand global leaders from the private and public sector who are helping to shape the continent’s future … Continue reading

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Leaders in Data for Development Join Dalberg

Dalberg Data Insights to help bridge the data gaps in global development A lack of robust data is often a critical barrier to crafting evidence-based policy, directing resources effectively and designing programs to tackle important development challenges. The newly launched … Continue reading

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A Group of Visionaries Turn a Dream into Reality

By Francine Ndong On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the achievements of the Women’s Investment Club Senegal over the past year, and look forward to expanding the initiative across Francophone West Africa. Who would have thought that a simple lunch meeting … Continue reading

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User-centred Financial Inclusion

In Live Mint, Varad Pande and Nirat Bhatnagar explain why digital financial services should be tailored to the habits of the underserved. While financial service firms in India are beginning to explore digitizing their services and products for the BoP, two key dilemmas – user-experience … Continue reading

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The Impact of Private Investment in Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

The state of education is improving throughout sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): enrollment rates have risen significantly at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. However, these improvements are not occurring fast enough. With more than 30 million primary and 90 million secondary … Continue reading

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Featuring HUGinsure: The World’s First Social Impact Insurance Firm

Oxford Said Business School’s Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship recently featured HUGinsure as one of Africa’s new innovative finance vehicles pushing the boundaries of traditional finance for greater development impact. HUGinsure, a joint venture between D. Capital Partners and Hollard … Continue reading

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Carlijn Nouwen on CNBC: Driving Africa’s Growth Through Financial Inclusion

The unbanked and underbanked represent a huge, untapped opportunity for the financial services sector across Africa. However, sub-Saharan Africa still has the largest portion of people excluded from formal financial services in the world. On CNBC Invest Africa Dalberg Partner … Continue reading

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Launch of the Senegal Women’s Investment Club – A Journey to the “Missing Middle” in Women-led Investment

This article was originally published on Business Fights Poverty. By Tania Beard, Francine Ndong, and Salma Ait Hssayene Women-led investment has slowly taken off in recent years in developed economies – initiatives such as 37 Angels in the U.S. and UAE-based WOMENA are prime … Continue reading

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Remittances Disrupted – Three ways to make the international remittance revolution stick

This article originally appeared on NextBillion. By Andria Thomas Every year, workers around the world send nearly half a trillion dollars to their families back home in developing countries. These international remittances are economic lifelines for millions. But due to a lack … Continue reading

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Introducing DigitalSharingEconomy.com: Sharing Resources, Building Economies

Geeta is busy preparing a meal in the kitchen with her mom, Kamla. Tonight this New Delhi family will welcome guests from across the world and introduce them to local culinary specialties. They’ll be paid via an online platform, and … Continue reading

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